Would you want something exotic to titillate your palate? Try the mangonada. It's a frozen condiment originating from Mexico. It is famous for many exotic dishes and drinks.
This is one of the country's summer treats and it has all the right ingredients to awaken your taste buds.
It is the ultimate Mexican heat quencher during warm weather months. It has mango, orange juice, chamoy and chile lime salt. It truly is an exotic relief during hot weather. Mangonadas recipes are easy and fun.
Chamoy - The Main Ingredient
One of the basic ingredients of a mangonada is chamoy. It is a savory sauce in Mexican cuisine made from pickled fruit and spices. Typically, its flavor is salty, sweet, sour, and spiced with chiles.
This condiment can be store-bought but they would contain undesirable and unhealthy chemicals. The solution is to make your own Chamoy. It's quite surprising because it isn't that hard to make.
You will just need the following ingredients:
- 1/6 cup of spreadable apricot jam
- The juice of a quarter lime
- 1/4 tsp chili-lime salt (or Tajín)
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
- 1/8 tsp salt
Steps to follow
- In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients until well-combined.
- Transfer the mixture into a container with an airtight lid and set aside.
- You can put this in the refrigerator if you intend to use it at a much later time. It can last for more than a month.
That's how simple you can make chamoy. You'll need this later for all these different mangonadas recipes:
Traditional Mangonada Recipe
You have had an American slushie. Now try its Mexican version, the mangonada. Only with this, the flavors are more exotic. Basically, the mangonada is just a mango slushie but with more unique ingredients.
An authentic Mexican mangonada, aside from mangoes, will include chamoy, orange juice, and chili-lime salts. This makes it both spicy and salty. You can enjoy it not just in warm weather but throughout the year.
Here's how we make the traditional mangonada:
- All you need for this recipe is a blender and 4 glasses.
- 5-6 tbsp chamoy
- 4 cups of mango chunks (frozen)
- 2 cups of orange juice (freshly squeezed)
- Chile lime salt, to taste
Steps To Follow
- Place 4 cups of mango chunks in a blender and pour the orange juice over it. Cover the blender then blend it on high speed until smooth.
- Place 1 spoon of chamoy around the interior of the glass and pour the blended mixture right into the glass.
- Top the mixture with more chamoy then swirl it around with a spoon.
- Sprinkle with chili-lime salt over the mangonada and serve. It's that simple!
Spice up your mangonada and bring it to a higher level. Do this by adding some spirits to this Mexican treat. Tequila is the name of the spirit, turning the mangonada into a margarita. But this now is for adults only.
- For this recipe, you'll need a blender, a plate, and spoons.
- Also, prepare 6 margarita mixtures for your mangonada margaritas.
- 8 cups of Mango Chunks (frozen)
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 12 oz tequila
- 1 cup of chamoy
- 2 tbsp chili-lime Seasoning
Steps To Follow
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Place the mixture in the blender and blend on high speed until smooth.
- Place a little bit of chamoy on a plate.
- Turn a glass upside down and dip its rim in the chamoy, then sprinkle some chili-lime salt on the chamoy. Repeat for the other glasses
- Spoon some chamoy into each of the glasses. Then fill the glasses halfway with the mixture. Add more chamoy then add more of the mixture to fill the glass.
- In case you decide to omit the tequila, substitute with orange juice.
If you wanted a more textured or icier mangonada drink, follow this recipe. Blend chopped mangoes, lemonade mix drink, and ice. Try this one for a change. It still involves chamoy, making it a Mexican must-try sipper.
- For this recipe, prepare a blender, a spoon, and a glass. For more servings, simply double the ingredients.
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1 cup of chopped mangos (frozen)
- 1 tbsp lemonade flavor drink mix
- 1/2 cup of ice cubes
- 1/8 cup of chamoy sauce
Steps To Follow
- Blend the first three ingredients together.
- Then add ice to the mixture and blend at high speed. Do this until it thickens.
- Spoon chamoy sauce into your glass. Top it with the mixture and serve immediately.
This is another variant of the versatile mangonada. This one is just not for adults but for kids as well and for warm sunny days. Turn the simple mangonada into popsicles to cool you down when the weather is hot. This recipe makes 2 popsicles.
- For this variation of the recipe, you'll need a blender, a spoon, 2 glasses, and 2 popsicle sticks.
- 2 cups of mango chunks (frozen)
- 1 cup of mango nectar
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 fresh mango
- 2 tbsp chamoy
Steps To Follow
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Place first three ingredients in the blender. Pulse them until the mixture is smooth.
- Peel a fresh mango. Dice it and toss in some Tajin.
- Pour the mixture into a glass, top with a few chili-tossed mango then drizzle some chamoy.
- Place a popsicle stick in the center and freeze for a few hours. Now you have some mangonada popsicles!
Mangonadas is spicy, salty and always served cold. Because of its popularity, it has found its way from Mexico to all the adjacent states in the USA. It is also known as mongollada, chamoyada, and including its common variants such as the diablito or vampiro. Enjoy it home now that you know the mangonadas recipes.